After discovering that my great, great, great grandfather, Jesse Roberts, was a Private in the 64th Mounted Infantry of Virginia, I wanted to find out what battles they fought. Apparently, 130 men of the 64th fought in the battle of Jonesville and were key to a Confederate victory.
Jonesville is the county seat of Lee County and is strategically located near the Cumberland Gap.
Here is an interesting description of the battle. You will note that it is written in language sympathetic to the Confederate forces defending Jonesville.
Frozen Fight: First Battle of Jonesville – January 3, 1864
Adjutant Reports, Confederate States of America
Adjutant Reports, United States of America
Battle of Jonesville; Civil War Days Publication; May 31-June 2, 2002; pages 3-7
Battle of Jonesville; Richmond Sentinel; January 16, 1864
Report of Brigadier General William E. Jones, C.S. Army Commanding Cavalry Brigade; Headquarters Jones’ Cavalry Brigade; Jonesville, Virginia; January 7, 1864
Report of Brigadier General William E. Jones, C.S. Army Headquarters Jones’ Cavalry; Morgan’s Farm; Lee County, Virginia; March 14, 1864
64th Virginia Infantry Regimental History; Weaver Jeffery; H.E. Howard Publisher; Copyright 1992;